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Old 10-07-2013, 12:02 PM   #21
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Re: When are awnings not the best solution for shade?

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I hate awnings except when I can get out of the weather (no major wind) and I set up my propane fire (especially during no fire restrictions) inside my closed off enclosure.

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Thanks for pictures which address one of my questions regarding headroom when awning is installed low. Your Ford van, although raised, is probably about same as low roof ProMaster.

By the way, I didn't know so much cargo could go on top of Penthouse roof. Nice setup.
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:15 PM   #22
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Re: When are awnings not the best solution for shade?

daveb, can you make a sauna outta that setup??

Oh, and BTW, another consideration is how well an awning stores on the outside. Pal had one that hooked on the raingutter and a tree reached out and tried to take it off. Pretty much totaled it. Maybe some fit more closely to the van; his seemed to stick out a bit. And this might not be a concern if you don't go offroad much (or pay attention ).

I attached a 4" ABS pipe with end caps to the top of my running board on the passenger side where it's very out of the way and that holds poles and tarps and guys, and eliminates the problem of wet muddy tarps being in the van.

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Old 10-07-2013, 06:09 PM   #23
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Re: When are awnings not the best solution for shade?

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Can you post a photo showing the PVC pipe on the running board?
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:40 PM   #24
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Re: When are awnings not the best solution for shade?

I'm thinking about doing a Fox Wing by OxTent on the passenger side. It would give me rear end coverage, too. They also sell no-see-um and privacy panels that zip on, too.

Has anyone ever seen one on a van?

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Can you post a photo showing the PVC pipe on the running board?
Here. Sorry, but my photos keep showing up rotated and I can't delete them to try again. But it should be sufficient.

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Old 10-09-2013, 07:58 PM   #26
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Re: When are awnings not the best solution for shade?

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Thanks for pictures which address one of my questions regarding headroom when awning is installed low. Your Ford van, although raised, is probably about same as low roof ProMaster.

By the way, I didn't know so much cargo could go on top of Penthouse roof. Nice setup.
Thanks. One of the gripes about the Ford is you need to extend the awning legs enough to open the passenger and side barn doors. Without much angle, water pools a bit.


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Damn Rob, that's not one of those "Joey" airplane quotes you're throwin at me is it? All joking aside, it is nice when it's cold and I don't get mad if anybody spills a beer
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:22 PM   #27
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Re: When are awnings not the best solution for shade?

Maybe I missed it, but no one mentioned using the Fiamma leg mounts on the van body. This has worked great for us, even after 5 days in windy Baja.
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Re: When are awnings not the best solution for shade?

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Thanks for the photo. It gives me a great idea for an idea for running board storage on my van.
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Maybe I missed it, but no one mentioned using the Fiamma leg mounts on the van body. This has worked great for us, even after 5 days in windy Baja.
Do you have photo you can post?
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:43 AM   #30
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Maybe I missed it, but no one mentioned using the Fiamma leg mounts on the van body. This has worked great for us, even after 5 days in windy Baja.

I think one member had issues with the side mounts and made adaptors...Maybe Mike?
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